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Fans question single red card for double tip tackle

Fans question single red card for double tip tackle

Italy prop Andrea Lovotti received a red card on Friday for a nasty tip take on South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen but fans are now questioning why only one player was sent off.

Fellow Italian prop Nicola Quaglio was also involved in the tackle, which saw Vermeulen land on his head shortly after the half time break.

World Rugby has since announced that both players will attend a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on 6 October.

The Springboks scored a further five tries following Lovotti’s departure and the game ended 49-3 to South Africa. Full match highlights and reaction to the incident is available below:


  • colombes
    9:17 AM 07/10/2019

    There has already been a precedent case, where a double red-card was given. 

  • 45678
    7:23 PM 05/10/2019

    Have 2 players ever been sent off for the same time / offence like this? Not sure if there is any precedent

  • katman
    1:14 PM 05/10/2019
    Top Comment

    Indeed. 17 did as much, if not more, than 1 in that horrible tackle. Both should've been sent off. And can we also talk about uncontested scrums?

    • alasdairduncan3
      7:25 PM 05/10/2019

      I was ready to disagree and say there was a clear difference between the two, then I realised Lovotti was number 1.No. 17 (Quaglio) was the player that drives his head into the ground, as well as helps with the lifting. No idea why 1 was off and 17 wasn't.


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